In Evil Hour

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Description

An openly political novel posing the people of the land against the forces of oppression. . . it has the virtues of wit and compassion and reveals the foundation upon which the later novels were constructed. --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

The thrilling story about the smears, defamations, infidelities, and torrential rains that afflict a small Colombian small town and the sacrifice of a boy that brings torment and chaos to an end, from the masterful Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.

One morning slanderous posters start appearing all over the town, revealing family secrets and maligning individuals. Ghosts of the past reappear, along with old feuds and infidelities. Torrential rains then flood the town and chaos is everywhere. Neighbors suspect each other yet no one knows who is responsible. Finally, a boy is made the scapegoat and tragedy ensues.

In Evil Hour contains vivid characters who reflect the humor and pathos of everyday life. This brooding novel clearly points the way to the flowering of Garcia Marquez's genius in his later One Hundred Years of Solitude.

--Boston Globe

Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
November 20, 1991
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.27 X 0.46 X 8.06 inches | 0.33 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060919641
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About the Author

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) was an author, journalist, and pioneer of the Latin American boom. Among his many books are The Autumn of the Patriarch, No One Writes to the Colonel, Love in the Time of Cholera, Living to Tell the Tale, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, and of course the classic One Hundred Years of Solitude. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

Reviews

"An openly political novel posing the people of the land against the forces of oppression...it has the virtues of wit and compassion and reveals the foundation upon which the later novels were constructed."-- Jonathan Yardley, "Washington Star""More than a prelude...the dazzling sense of place, the colorful idiosyncrasy of character are present for us to marvel over once again."-- "The New Republic"""One Hundred Years of Solitude" is just around the rain-drenched corner."-- "Boston Globe"